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Edwin Booth papers

 Collection — Box: BW-13
Identifier: MS-0253

Scope and Contents

Collection consists largely of clippings related to Edwin Booth and other 19th century actors. Booth items include notice of a birthday celebration in Baltimore (1898), and the dedication of a memorial window in a church in New York City (1898). Also included are orbituaries of other actors of the period: Stuart Robson, John Sleeper Clarke and Creston Clarke. A photograph of John Wilkes Booth and a clipping describing Greenmount cemetery, where Booth is buried.


  • Creation: 1890-1940


Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

Edwin Booth was a prominant actor in the American theater of the 19th century. He was born into a theatrical family in 1833. His father, Junius Brutus, and his brothers, Junius and John Wilkes, were also actors. Edwin Booth died in 1893 and was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.


0.5 Cubic Feet (10 items)

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The collection was a gift to The Johns Hopkins University from Charles Morris Howard in 1944.

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Edwin Booth papers
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The Sheridan Libraries
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3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA